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Finance 5040.002/026 Spring 2011. Welcome Dr. James Conover. Class Goal. Learn the finance skills needed to be successful in FINA 5170, the core MBA class Prerequisite knowledge Economics 5000 Math 1190 Topics Listed on syllabus Reviewed on first day of class. Organization of Class.

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finance 5040 002 026 spring 2011

Finance 5040.002/026 Spring 2011

Welcome

Dr. James Conover

class goal
Class Goal
  • Learn the finance skills needed to be successful in FINA 5170, the core MBA class
  • Prerequisite knowledge
    • Economics 5000
    • Math 1190
  • Topics
    • Listed on syllabus
    • Reviewed on first day of class
organization of class
Organization of Class
  • Weekly Lectures (Posted Tuesday Mornings)
    • (I will record them in a classroom) – No attendance from students - on demand streaming video files
    • Links posted on Blackboard Vista
  • Weekly Extended Discussions
    • Start Thursday at 12:01am, ends the following Wednesday at 11:59pm
    • Minimum requirements for weekly participation credit
      • Post 1 item (that week)
      • Reply to 2 other items (that week)
      • Post or reply on at least 3 different days (that week)
  • Weekly Midterm Exam – based on McGraw-Hill Homework Manager - Wednesdays, 12:01am to 11:59pm – will open on Tuesday to give 48 hours
  • Final Exam: Location on campus or proctor site
grading
Grading
  • Important Sources of Information
    • Textbook – not graded, but primary source of information
    • Lectures – not graded, but secondary source of information
    • Homework – not graded, but helps your mastery of the information and serves as an important resource for exam/quiz questions
      • Solutions to homework questions and problems are provided on Blackboard Vista
      • Ch 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
grading5
Grading
  • Discussions (100 of 600 points)
    • Participate for each of 7 weekly discussions
  • Homework Manager Quizzes (100 of 600 points)
    • A quiz each week for six weeks
    • Individual effort only but open book, open note
  • Final exam (400 of 600 points)
        • In-person on campus or at a test site:
        • (1/3 textual, 2/3 problems) closed book, closed note, individual effort at the end
        • Week 8: Thur, Mar 10: 6:30p-9:30p or Sat, Mar 12, 10a-1p – UNT campus dates/times
supplies
Supplies
  • Textbook(s) and HMM Code
    • 7-chapter electronic pdf to be printed ($30)
    • Or full textbook ($150/$220, depending on used/new)
    • Need Homework Manager from McGraw-Hill - $40
    • Bundle (bookstore orders it for you)
      • Electronic pdf of text chapters and code - $58
  • Financial calculator - $28-$35
    • TI BA II Plus or Professional recommended
  • High speed internet for the lectures
  • Phone, email to contact study group members
      • Exchange information in the discussion group - week 1
my goals
My Goals
  • Help you learn the finance and financial mathematics needed to succeed in this course
  • Establish a helpful environment that gives you a study group to help with learning the material
    • All of you can succeed, but a great deal of work is required
    • A group of colleagues is absolutely essential to completing an MBA program
      • Goal: Give more than you take: you learn by teaching
  • Have you contact me whenever you need help via the Blackboard Vista tools or at James.Conover@unt.edu
    • Office: 940-565-3061; Home: 940-891-0901; Cell: 940-594-0175
    • Office hours in BUSI 168A: Wed, Thur 10:00am-12noon
    • Office hours after class until last person leaves
      • My classes: Wednesday, GAB 201; Thursday, Curry 210
    • By appointment at other times (fit your schedule and mine)